The big box office blockbuster is a rite of summer, like cookouts, family road trips, sunburns, camp, and, here in Texas, holing up like a creepy loner in your air-conditioned home for 4-5 months because it’s eye-meltingly hot with 1000% humidity outside.
This summer is shaping up to be one of the biggest for movie releases. Here are some we’re most anticipating:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Released 5/1)
I’ve heard good things and not so good things about this movie. Bottom line is that it’s definitely a movie I should see. I need to get on that.
Star Trek (Released 5/8)
I saw this on opening day, and I’ll be seeing it at least one more time before it comes out on DVD (then I will own it forever). JJ Abrams knocked this one out of the park, and that’s coming from someone who grew up watching the Star Trek movies and The Next Generation.
Terminator: Salvation (5/21)
True story: I was at a pub last month when the trailer for this came up on the TV. My waiter immediately stopped everything he was doing and remarked, “If this movie is bad, I’m gonna be SO. ANGRY!” While I’m not as emotionally invested as he, I do think this has a lot of potential.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (5/22)
I liked the first movie, and the cast is even better this time around.
It seems like either Pixar or Dreamworks (and sometimes both) have a big animated movie every summer. Which is sweet. Up looks particularly good.
Land of the Lost (6/5)
I was on the fence about this movie, but then I remembered that I like Will Ferrell and love Danny McBride. Hoping for some moments of hilarity.
Dead Snow (6/19)
Quiz: What’s better than zombies? Obvious Answer: Nazi zombies. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since one of our product buyers saw it at Sundance and regaled me with tales of awesomeness.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (6/24)
Wait, when did Michael Bay start making big summer action movies? Did I miss a memo? Anyway, I am a fan of giant robots.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (7/15)
I myself am not a big Potterhead, but my boss would most likely fire me for leaving this off the list. That is, if it actually does release this time. Zing!
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (8/7)
Okay, Hollywood, this is it: another chance to delight my inner child or give him a brutal roundhouse kick to the face. I have high hopes for a G.I. Joe live-action movie.
Is there something you’re looking forward to that I left off the list? Don’t agree with me? Send me an email using the contact link on the right, or hit up our Twitter page. Want to get caught up before you see some of these sequels? Check out our Summer Sequels list.